Swimming, Wrestling, Cycling, and Canoe-Kayak all contribute to Alberta’s medal tally

(Winnipeg, MB) It was a day full of activities with all sports in action today at the 2017 Canada Summer Games. Alberta excelled once again, earning 15 medals and qualifying both volleyball teams, softball, soccer and three tennis teams to semi-finals.

Swimming once again had a deluge of medals earned at the pool. Alberta captured 11 of those coveted medals, including four gold medals. Cole Pratt now has eight medals, one shy away from tying the Canada Games record.

Wrestling ended their team event with the women’s taking the silver medal, losing a gritty fight against the very strong BC women, while the men battled it out to earn the fifth place of the team event.

On the water of the Red River, paddlers added two medals, including a third medal of these Games for Calgary’s Brady Garcia.

Out at Birds Hill Provincial Park, Alberta cyclist Connor Toppings of Calgary scored another surprise for Team Alberta by sprinting to the silver medal in the men’s road race.

Alberta’s medal tally is now at 69 (18-25-26) still sitting in fourth place in the standings. Ontario dominates the medal standings with 163 medals. Quebec and British Columbia continue to battle it out for second place